Work on the Ana Marina in Nha Trang, Vietnam’s first world standard marina, is progressing well with and the first phase, that will consist of 60 berths for yachts from 20-40m (60-131ft) and extra wide berths for catamaranas, set to open later this year.

The marina brings together a team of Marinetek as the pontoon supplier; Camper & Nicholson Marinas (CNM) as the designer and Plus Marine for dockside equipment. “With this team of local developers and international experts, Ana Marina sets the benchmark for marinas in Vietnam by meeting the highest and latest international marina standards,” says Ana Marina Project manager, Ruurd van Putten.

Future phases will include a superyacht dock for six yachts up to 70m (230ft) and an additional 100m (328ft) berth is under consideration. The remaining berths, to bring the overall total to 220, will accommodate yachts of 10-20m and will be operational by 2021.

Landside development is equally comprehensive and includes: an atrium as a central meeting place and capitainerie; restaurant and club members’ lounge; swimming pool and children’s playground; yacht club bar and ballroom; gym and spa; sales offices; and a boatyard with hardstand, drystack, slipway and workshops.

Nha Trang, located on Vietnam’s south-east coast, is the most vibrant resort town in Vietnam with an outstandingly beautiful bay and a wide variety of beaches and islands. The town has an international airport, good road and rail connections and welcomes up to 4m tourists per annum; around 50% of the national annual total. With a short rainy season and low typhoon risk, Nha Trang is enjoying rapid development and is further building on its position as a tourist destination of choice.

For Ana Marina CNM provided the project feasibility and concept design; the development period design; general support services; commissioning; and operations and management support for the project.

Marinetek has provided a range of berthing options for the first phase at two 200m long x 4m wide Heavy Duty pontoons equipped with open top cable channels and super yacht bollards. All berths have 2.7m wide mooring fingers. The berth mix is as follows: seven 40m x 10.5m; ten 30m x 8m; seventeen 15m x 8m; twelve 10m x 4m; and various sizes for tour boats.

Marinetek South East Asia managing director, Kristian Rame, commented: “We are privileged to contribute to the first international status marina project in Vietnam, opening up a new region and putting Nha Trang on the world’s yachting map. We are also pleased to be competitive with our regionally manufactured concrete pontoons and local project execution capabilities.”

Work for Ana Marina builds on a busy start to 2017 for Marinetek in Asia, following the phase one opening of Port Takola in Krabi, Thailand and the second pontoon renewal project for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

Plus Marine is supplying and installing its HDPE Smart series pedestals with 16-250 Amp range, a Smart Cloud remote metering system, all piping and cabling, multi-point vacuum pump-out, portable fire pumps and safety illumination.

Ana Marina will be a gateway to excellent sailing waters and enjoy a strategic location between South East and Northern Asia with convenient connections to Hong Kong, Sanya, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and other Vietnamese ports. Developer Ana Marina Nha Trang Co Ltd – a member of Focus Vietnam Holdings – has a proven track record in the Vietnamese travel and leisure industry and is well aware of the potential of the Ana Marina site.